Broken Arrow Residents Win Playing The Oklahoma Lottery
Oklahoma City (Dec. 16, 2008) – Broken Arrow residents Kevin Foster and Ron Hamilton are feeling lucky having both won cash playing the Oklahoma Lottery. Foster won $10,000 in cash playing Powerball while Hamilton won $25,000 taxes paid playing Oklahoma Cash 5.
Foster purchased his winning ticket at Quik Trip #74, 1302 S. Garnett, in Tulsa and says he was in disbelief when he learned he had won. He plays the Lottery occasionally and received his winning numbers through Easy Pick.
He plans to use his winnings toward holiday shopping and says, “it’s great” that Lottery funds help support Oklahoma’s education.
Hamilton purchased his winning ticket from Reasor’s at 3701 S. Elm Pl. in Broken Arrow. He’s been playing the Lottery since it launched and plans on using his winnings toward paying off his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
“I checked my numbers on the computer and then rechecked them and then checked them again,” he says. “I even got up the next morning and looked at them again!”
Hamilton received his winning numbers through Easy Pick and “loves that the Lottery supports education.”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $236 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to the higher education capital bond issue and funds directed to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund (OELTF). The Oklahoma Legislature appropriates the OELTF.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important education purposes, including: teacher compensation and benefits, early childhood development programs, college scholarships, classroom technology and construction of educational facilities.
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.